Vivarium Photo Gallery

Images Of Live Vivariums With Custom Backgrounds

The vivariums in this category are all built using our NEHERP Custom Background Kits, and most are a little more intricately designed than our easier-to-build, more durable enclosures built using our Heavy Duty Background Kits. (Showcased in a separate gallery) Some enclosures shown below were designed as highly detailed display pieces, while others were put together as simple but attractive hobbyist vivariums. There are dozens of overall aesthetic styles and countless ways to shape a live vivarium. While our gallery won't come close to representing every style, we hope the images below help to scratch the surface of what's possible when designing a live vivarium ecosystem. If you'd like to see what's involved with building your own, we'd suggest checking out our Vivarium Kit pages. The vast majority of the enclosures below were built using our discounted, specially designed kits following our Vivarium Articles as DIY instructions.
 

About The Vivarium ID Numbers
 
 
 

About Vivarium IDs

A unique Vivarium ID Number has been assigned to every vivarium in our galleries. This helps us keep our photos organized, and also allows anyone to reference specific enclosures for detailed info when contacting us. With a Vivarium ID number, we can access any enclosure's build data to answer questions regarding plants, lighting, background type, wood decor, & more. :-) Furthermore, we've broken up the vivariums into a few classes to keep organization simple, and to help viewers know a little more about each vivarium just by looking at the class prefix.
 
Vivarium ID Classes:
CB Series: Vivarium built with Custom Background Kit
CT Series: Vivarium built using a Cork Tile Background
EB Series: Vivarium built using Exo Terra's Stock Background
HD Series: Vivarium built with Heavy Duty Background Kit
NB Series: Vivarium built without any background material
 
We hope this organizational system helps explain a little bit about how each vivarium is built! If you have any questions about any vivariums in this gallery, don't hesitate to email us & reference the specific Vivarium ID! We'll be glad to help.
 

 
 
 
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Custom Vivarium For Harvard Museum of Natural History
Custom Rear-Opening Vivarium
Built For HMNH Exhibit
Enclosure: 36x18x36
Viv ID: CB1
Custom Vivarium For Harvard Museum of Natural History
Custom Rear-Opening Vivarium
Designed For Cuban Knight Anoles
Enclosure: 36x18x36
Viv ID: CB1
Custom Vivarium For Harvard Museum of Natural History
Custom Rear-Opening Vivarium
(Unfinished in photo)
Enclosure: 36x18x36
Viv ID: CB2
Custom Vivarium For Harvard Museum of Natural History
Mourning Gecko Vivarium
Freshly Planted
Enclosure: 12x12x18
Viv ID: CB3
Mourning Gecko Vivarium
Mourning Gecko Vivarium
Grown In
Enclosure: 12x12x18
Viv ID: CB3
Custom Vivarium Background With Roots
Dendrobates tinctorius Vivarium
With Custom Ghostwood Background
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CB4
Moss Vivarium Freshly Planted
Vivarium Moss Slurry Test
3 Weeks Of Acclimation
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CB5
Moss Vivarium Acclimated
Vivarium Moss Slurry Test
11 Weeks Of Acclimation
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CB5
Best Vivarium Moss
Vivarium Moss Grown In
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CB5
Micro Gecko Vivarium
Micro Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 12x12x18
Viv ID: CB6
Custom Vivarium Installation
Custom Vivarium Installed In Wall
NEHERP's first custom installation
Enclosure: 20H Vertical
Viv ID: CB7
Simple Custom Vivarium Installation
Wall Mounted Vivarium Close-Up
For Dendrobates leucomelas
Enclosure: 20H Vertical
Viv ID: CB7
Custom Vivarium Freshly Planted, Housing Ranitomeya Dart Frogs
Thumbnail Dart Frog Vivarium
~3 Weeks Of Acclimation
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB8
Custom Vivarium Grown In, Housing Ranitomeya Dart Frogs
Thumbnail Dart Frog Vivarium
~8 Weeks Of Acclimation
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB8
Custom Vivarium Housing Ranitomeya benedicta
Ranitomeya benedicta Vivarium
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB9
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya variabilis
Ranitomeya variabilis Vivarium
Freshly Planted
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB10
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya variabilis
Ranitomeya variabilis Vivarium
~8 Weeks Of Acclimation
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB10
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya vanzolinii
Ranitomeya vanzolinii Vivarium
~4 Weeks Of Acclimation
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB11
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya vanzolinii
Ranitomeya vanzolinii Vivarium
3+ Months Of Acclimation (Overgrown!)
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB11
Custom Arboreal Vivariums For Dart Frogs
Pair Of Vertical Vivariums
Enclosure: 2X 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB9, CB10
Custom Arboreal Vivariums
Four Arboreal Vivariums On Custom Rack
Enclosure: 4X 10G Vertical
Viv ID: CB8, CB9, CB10, CB11
Custom Vivarium Built Into Desk
Custom Vivarium Built Into Desk
At NEHERP's Old Retail Store!
Viv ID: CB12
Custom Furniture Mounted Vivarium
Closeup Of Desk Vivarium
Viv ID: CB12
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium
Phyllobates terribilis 'Orange' Vivarium
~4-5 Weeks Of Acclimation
Viv ID: CB13
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium Overgrown
Phyllobates terribilis 'Orange' Vivarium
Badly Overgrown, Needing A Trim!
Viv ID: CB13
Custom Bioactive Terrarium For Frogs
A Custom Cork Background
For Dendrobates leucomelas
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CB14
Custom cork background vivarium example
Partially Detached "Floating" Background
Allowing partial side-views
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CB14
Simple Blue Dart Frog Vivarium
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus' Vivarium
Simple To Build, Ultra Low Cost Design
Enclosure: 20L Aquarium
Viv ID: CB15
Bioactive Simple Terrarium, Vivarium
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium
3-4 Weeks Of Acclimation
Viv ID: CB16
Acclimated Bioactive Terrarium, Vivarium
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium
10-11 Weeks Of Acclimation
Viv ID: CB16
Blue Dart Frog Enclosure
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus' Enclosure
Custom Malaysian Driftwood Stump
Viv ID: CB17
Simple Vivarium
Simple Terrestrial Vivarium
Low Cost Background Design
Viv ID: CB18
Vivarium With Custom Background
Vivarium With Custom Cork Background
From Our DIY Custom Background Article!
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CB19
Custom Vivarium: Pumilio Paradise
Pumilio Paradise Vivarium
Enclosure: 36x18x36
Viv ID: CB20
Beautiful Custom Vivarium
Viv ID: CB20
Professional Custom Vivarium Design
Pumilio Paradise
Displayed In Client's Office
Enclosure: 36x18x36
Viv ID: CB20
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Custom Vivarium For Harvard Museum of Natural History
Custom Rear-Opening Vivarium
Built For HMNH Exhibit

Enclosure: 36x18x36
Vivarium ID: CB1
 
 
Custom Vivarium For Harvard Museum of Natural History
Custom Rear-Opening Vivarium
Designed For Cuban Knight Anoles

Enclosure: 36x18x36
Vivarium ID: CB1
 
 
Custom Vivarium For Harvard Museum of Natural History
Custom Rear-Opening Vivarium
(Unfinished in photo)

Enclosure: 36x18x36
Vivarium ID: CB2
 
 
Custom Ghostwood Background Vivarium / Freshly Planted
Mourning Gecko Vivarium
Freshly Planted

Enclosure: 12x12x18
Vivarium ID: CB3
 
 
Mourning Gecko Vivarium
Mourning Gecko Vivarium
Grown In

Enclosure: 12x12x18
Vivarium ID: CB3
 
 
Custom Vivarium Background With Roots
Dendrobates tinctorius Vivarium
With Custom Ghostwood Background

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Vivarium ID: CB4
 
 
Moss Vivarium Freshly Planted
Vivarium Moss Slurry Test
3 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Vivarium ID: CB5
 
 
Moss Vivarium Acclimated
Vivarium Moss Slurry Test
11 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Vivarium ID: CB5
 
 
Best Vivarium Moss
Vivarium Moss Grown In
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Vivarium ID: CB5
 
 
Micro Gecko Vivarium
Ranitomeya vanzolinii Vivarium
Enclosure: 12x12x18
Vivarium ID: CB6
 
 
Custom Vivarium Installation
Custom Vivarium Installed In Wall
NEHERP's first custom installation

Enclosure: 20H Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB7
 
 
Simple Custom Vivarium Installation
Wall Mounted Vivarium Close-Up
For Dendrobates leucomelas

Enclosure: 20H Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB7
 
 
Custom Vivarium Freshly Planted, Housing Ranitomeya Dart Frogs
Thumbnail Dart Frog Vivarium
~3 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB8
 
 
Custom Vivarium Grown In, Housing Ranitomeya Dart Frogs
Thumbnail Dart Frog Vivarium
~8 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB8
 
 
Custom Vivarium Housing Ranitomeya benedicta
Ranitomeya benedicta Vivarium
Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB9
 
 
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya variabilis
Ranitomeya variabilis Vivarium
Freshly Planted

Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB10
 
 
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya variabilis
Ranitomeya variabilis Vivarium
~8 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB10
 
 
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya vanzolinii
Ranitomeya vanzolinii Vivarium
~4 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB11
 
 
Custom Vivarium For Dart Frogs, Ranitomeya vanzolinii
Ranitomeya vanzolinii Vivarium
3+ Months Of Acclimation (Overgrown!)

Enclosure: 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB11
 
 
Custom Arboreal Vivariums For Dart Frogs
Pair Of Vertical Vivariums
Enclosure: 2X 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB9, CB10
 
 
Custom Arboreal Vivariums
Four Arboreal Vivariums On Custom Rack
Enclosure: 4X 10G Vertical
Vivarium ID: CB8, CB9, CB10, CB11
 
 
Custom Vivarium Built Into Desk
Custom Vivarium Built Into Desk
At NEHERP's Old Retail Store!

Enclosure: 55 Gallon Aquarium
Vivarium ID: CB12
 
 
Custom Furniture Mounted Vivarium
Closeup Of Desk Vivarium
Enclosure: 55 Gallon Aquarium
Vivarium ID: CB12
 
 
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium
Phyllobates terribilis 'Orange' Vivarium
~4-5 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: Tetrafauna Deluxe 20H
Vivarium ID: CB13
 
 
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium Overgrown
Phyllobates terribilis 'Orange' Vivarium
Badly Overgrown, Needing A Trim!

Enclosure: Tetrafauna Deluxe 20H
Vivarium ID: CB13
 
 
Custom Bioactive Terrarium For Frogs
A Custom Cork Background
For Dendrobates leucomelas

Enclosure: 18x18x24
Vivarium ID: CB14
 
 
Custom cork background vivarium example
Partially Detached "Floating" Background
Allowing partial side-views

Enclosure: 18x18x24
Vivarium ID: CB14
 
 
Simple Blue Dart Frog Vivarium
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus' Vivarium
Simple To Build, Ultra Low Cost Design

Enclosure: 20L Aquarium
Vivarium ID: CB15
 
 
Bioactive Simple Terrarium, Vivarium
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium
3-4 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: Custom 15G Front Opening
Vivarium ID: CB16
 
 
Acclimated Bioactive Terrarium, Vivarium
Terrestrial Dart Frog Vivarium
10-11 Weeks Of Acclimation

Enclosure: Custom 15G Front Opening
Vivarium ID: CB16
 
 
Blue Dart Frog Enclosure
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus' Enclosure
Custom Malaysian Driftwood Stump

Enclosure: Custom 15G Front Opening
Vivarium ID: CB17
 
 
Simple Vivarium
Simple Terrestrial Vivarium
Low Cost Background Design

Enclosure: Custom 15G Front Opening
Vivarium ID: CB18
 
 
Vivarium With Custom Background
Vivarium With Custom Cork Background
From Our DIY Custom Background Article!

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Vivarium ID: CB19
 
 
Custom Vivarium: Pumilio Paradise
Pumilio Paradise Vivarium
Enclosure: 36x18x36
Vivarium ID: CB20
 
 
Professional Custom Vivarium Design Custom Vivarium Installed
On Computer Modeled Shelving

Enclosure: 36x18x36
Vivarium ID: CB20
 
 
Professional Custom Vivarium Design Pumilio Paradise
Displayed In Client's Office

Enclosure: 36x18x36
Vivarium ID: CB20
 
 
 
 
 

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